Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Interwrite Learning/TeacherTube Video Contest Winners Announced

The final winners of the Interwrite Learning/TeacherTube video contest have been announced. Only three winning schools were selected from over 200 entries! Thanks to all of the TeacherTube community members for voting for your favorites.

K-5 Winner: Ain't Gonna Hold Us Back (D-I-G-I-T-A-L) by Canandaigua Primary School in Canandaigua, NY

6-8 Winner: Digital Child by Ilminster Intermediate in Gisborne, New Zealand

9-12 Winner: The Touch by J.M. Tate High School in Cantonment, FL

And check out the videos receiving Honorable Mention! My favorite: Malone High School's Crank that Interwrite for Best Use of Soulja Boy's "Crank That"

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Do your students have a question for the candidates?

If your students have a burning question to ask the presidential candidates, then Participate in 10Questions by capturing their questions on video, then upload to TeacherTube and make sure to tag it "10questions" (without the quotes). Your questions will be added to the 10Questions "Student Voices" website. Go there to vote on the best questions; the top 10 get selected to be asked of the candidates. In turn, the candidates will post video responses and we can decide if they answered the questions. What a great way to get students involved in the democratic process!

From the 10Questions Blog:

"Teachers around the world have looked to the web to impress the values of civic participation upon their students, so what better platform to teach them about campaigns and elections than 10Questions, a forum in which their students’ questions just might be answered by the presidential candidates?

To address this, we've added a new section to the site called “Student Voices.” It's accessible via a new tab on right-hand side of 10Questions tab bar:
The tab takes you to a page featuring only videos uploaded by -- you guessed it -- students. It’s part of our new push to get high school students to participate on the site.

To help with this outreach, we’ve added the educational video sharing site TeacherTube to the list of video platforms you can use to upload your questions to 10Questions. TeacherTube is also now a co-sponsor of the project, and it will be encouraging its users to post videos to the site. We also hope to have teachers blog about their experiences making videos with their classes...
We’re really excited about this partnership and the chance it gives us to involve more students in the electoral process. Welcome TeacherTube!"